Third time’s the charm…

Saturday dawned bright and early, and a little less early – and possibly a little less bright – we dawned, too.  The plan was to leave home at 6am, to get to the start for 7:30am, and wangle our way into the first wave of starters.  We nailed the leaving part; the travelling part took…

Bloody brilliant idea

I was wittering about race prep this morning, as you do. What…? No, really.  You do. Anyway.  This year, I am mostly running with my very excellent friend Rebecca.  She’s very lovely and very zen and we always have the most excellent, giggling time.  We did Manchester marathon together in the spring (I know; I’m…

Tough 10

Yesterday, I set out with my lovely neighbour, Kirsty, for another race.  Our races together are characterised by not taking things entirely seriously.  Our training for this race consisted pretty much solely of last week’s cross country shenanigans round the local woods and farmland. This week, I’ve done a little running – 5km on Thursday…

Starting over

My place in the London Marathon was confirmed, this week.  I will be fundraising for a fabulous charity, and I’ll upload details when I’ve sorted them out and started my fundraising page.  It’s a charity which supports families suffering from domestic abuse.  A cause very close to my heart, and I’m delighted to be running…

Training Peaks

So I’ve downloaded the Training Peaks app.  This does all kinds of spooky, but kind of convenient stuff.  The web interface gives you an excellent calendar view of your training plan (in the picture at the top of this post), and sets up an iCal/Google/Outlook calendar which you subscribe to.  This rather spookily puts your…

Run the Nunnery

Today has been a big day!!  For three reasons.  First, I swapped sessions around and did my long slow run today.  I’ll do hills on Saturday.  It’s been difficult to find long run routes that I feel happy doing early in the morning, given the weather (icy, cold, miserable) and the need to get from…